Late Bloom

dahlia’s delicacy
in counterpoint
to fall’s exuberance

Intensity


not to be outdone
by turning maples
the stoplight dahlia

Priscilla

being both
demure and extravagant
she beguiles

Culmination

an explosion of orange
sending curves into curls
and polka dots popping

The Spider’s Muse

Charlotte always visited
the tulips for inspiration
before she began spinning.

The Sad Flower Made Happy

penitent’s rose
the heart’s bloom
when forgiven

Exuberance


praise the amaryllis
injecting color
into winter

Oh Dahlia


lady in red
takes
her star turn

And Your Heart Skips A Beat


sweet as a kiss
upon your cheek
pink tulip’s bloom

Ironic Amaryllis


unfurled blossom
both summoning and surrendering
all possibilities

Omnivore


who knew?
chipmunks are
the early birds

My Lady and I


sunshine’s warmth
only residence
is inside the window